I started walking early in the morning instead of waiting until later in the day. With the feel of the crisp fall air, the sounds of the world waking up, and the sight of the sun coming up, it is the best time of day. I have found that leaving the house between 7 and 7:30 in the morning is the best time to go. I have been able to see the sun come up like a ball of fire yet feel a chill as I make my way through town. It is a priceless view that God repeats day after day.
Last night, our daughter took a picture out of her bedroom window of the sunset. Since I have watched it rise the last few days, I was anxious to see the picture. We talked about how it is hard to know, just seeing the pictures, if the sun is coming or going. When people look just at a snip-it of my life, do they know which way I am headed? Do they know if I am bringing light or taking it away. Jesus is the light of the world. It is my job to bring His light to the world. When I am going about my day, I need to make certain that people see that light. Just like the sun, Jesus is a source of light that can be counted on. I have yet to doubt that the sun would rise as I go on my walk. Jesus is dependable.
When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said,
"I am the light of the world.
Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness,
but will have the light of life."